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NeAnn Wooten

Digital Citizenship
Part 1: Identification of Learning Problem
General Audience
The primary audience consists of second grade students ages 7-9, in Albany, Georgia. The
students will be taught a lesson that focuses on digital citizenship and responsibility.
Problem Identification
The students in Dougherty County dont have much access to internet outside of school due to
socio-economic status. However, the county recently received a grant so all students are able to
use a tablet during school. Because of this new technology, it is vital that students practice proper
etiquette, but they first need to be introduced to digital citizenship.
Instructional Goals
Students will be able to access a variety of tools on their tablets.
Students will effectively communicate by electronically exchanging information.
Students will be digitally literate and be able to process and help others learn
about technology.
Students will practice appropriate digital etiquette.
Students will understand digital law and their rights and responsibilities.
Part 2: Learner Analysis
Introduction
The targeted group of learners are 2nd grade students at International Studies Elementary Charter
School in Albany, GA. These students range from ages seven to nine, with the most common age
being eight. There are a total of 18 students in the class, all are minorities. Of the 18, seven have
internet access outside of school.
Entry Skills
Many have heard about copyright laws.
Most have heard about plagiarism.
Prior Knowledge
All students can power on and off their tablets.
All students can log on and off their tablets.
All can access internet (Google Chrome).
Most can use basic search engines.
Although many of the students dont have internet access at home, they are still very informed of
technology. However, copyright laws, plagiarism, and overall digital citizenship is new to many

of them. They did not realize that every little thing they receive online and use needs to be
credited to the owner.
Attitude Towards Content and Academic Motivation
Many of the students are eager to learn, especially if it deals with or involves technology. The
students are highly motivated if they are successful and get discouraged when they dont perform
well. Therefore, they need much guidance on more difficult concepts.
Educational Ability Levels
Overall, the students perform on a medium to low level academically. However, they are all
medium to high in knowledge about technology.
General Learning Preference
The second grade class I am collaborating with includes 21st century learners. They prefer
learning through technology and engaging activities and projects. They also enjoy working in
partners and small groups.
Attitude Towards Teachers and School
The students at International Studies Elementary Charter School love their teachers and staff.
The administration is very welcoming and they know most of the students by name. The school
definitely caters to its 21st century learners, specifically by having a morning news broadcast
with student news anchors. In addition, all students have tablets provided by the school system,
these technology opportunities ensure students are engaged and keep them motivated to attend
school.
Potential Misconceptions
Automatically assuming all students know how to use technology appropriately
because they are 21st century learners.
Group Characteristics
International Studies Elementary Charter School is a Title 1 school located in Albany, Georgia.
Majority of the students are minority and come from low economic status households. However,
the school requires all parents to complete 18 volunteer hours at the school per year. International
Studies is a conversion charter school offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years
Program. The IB/PYP program historically provides for increased student achievement through
its rigorous academic instructional approaches and its organizational effectiveness.

Collaborative Lesson
Teacher: Ms. Wooten
Collaborative Teacher: Mrs. Little

Lesson Title: You Be The Judge!


Lesson Time: 60 mins
21st Century Standards:
1.2.1 Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating the answers
beyond the collection of superficial facts.
3.1.1 Conclude an inquiry based research process by sharing new understandings and reflecting
on the learning.
Essential Question:
What is proper ethical usage?
Opening:
Teacher will give students 3 situations (music downloads, using pictures found online to
complete a project, and using Google to research information).
Students will discuss whether or not each situation needs to be credited to the author.
Teacher will then give students the definition of copyright and fair use.
Students will discuss scenarios again and share with the class.
Work Session:
Individually using their tablets, students will view the blendspace digital lesson on digital
citizenship.
https://www.tes.com/lessons/rUbi35tB0ymRfQ/
Students will be given 2 situations (one will be proper ethical usage and the other will be
improper ethical usage).
Individually, students will use their tablet and app of their choice to present their case as the
judge and provide evidence as to why one scenario is ethical and the other is unethical.
Closing:

Students will be given an assessment that includes all scenarios presented by their peer judges.
They will state whether the situation is proper or improper ethical usage.